Gary N. Schumann

Legal Experience

Mr. Schumann is a founding partner of Savrick, Schumann, Johnson, McGarr, Kaminski & Shirley, L.L.P. He has been practicing law since 1989. Mr. Schumann’s primary focus is on general litigation matters including insurance disputes and insurance coverage matters, commercial and contractual disputes, and personal injury defense. Mr. Schumann appears regularly in state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Education and Honors

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas School of Law, 1989
  • Dean Achievement Award – Best Advocate, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • State Bar of Oklahoma

Court Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • Colorado State Courts
  • Oklahoma State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court of Colorado

Speeches and Publications

  • Seminar paper “Prepaid Legal Insurance: An Exercise in Resolving Ethical Tensions”, 1989
  • Authored 50 page manual, Texas Tort Reform: Primer for Insurers 1995
  • Authored TAIA quarterly newsletter “Texas Supreme Court Report
  • Authored “The Impending Wave of Legal Malpractice Litigation–Predictions, Analysis, and Proposals for Change,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, Volume 30, Number 1 1998
  • Texas Tort Reform“, In-house education program on tort reform to Chicago insurers, July 1995, Austin Legal Secretary Association, July 1995
  • Presentation to Chicago insurers: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Obtaining a Texas Adjuster’s License,” October, 1996
  • Insurance Company Seminar – Manual and Presentation Year 2000 Coverage Issue, September 1997
  • CLE Paper and Presentation – “Bringing and Defending the Bad Faith Claim,” Austin, October 1997
  • CLE Presentations, “Multiple Coverage Issues, From Coordinating Coverage to Sharing Defense Costs,” Dallas, December 4, 1997 and Houston, December 11, 1997
  • CLE Presentations, “The Insurance Company and Defense Firm Relationship Understanding and Resolving Conflicts,” Dallas February 23, 2001 and Houston, March 1, 2001
  • “Expanding the Scope,” Jan/Feb 1992, Texas Insuror
  • “Getting Burned Twice,” Sept/Oct 1993, Texas Insuror
  • “Litigating Advertising Injury Cases,” Nov/Dec 1993, Texas Insuror
  • “Crossing the Line,” Jan/Feb 1994, Texas Insuror
  • “Narrow Escape,” May/June 1994, Texas Insuror
  • “Going to the Dogs,” March/Apr. 1995, Texas Insuror
  • “Defending the Legal Malpractice Lawsuit: A Unique Strategy for Insurers,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society News & Views, June 1996
  • “Are Your Clients Insured for the Year 2000 Computer Meltdown” Insurance Journal, November 1997
  • Presentation to the Texas Surplus Lines Association Annual Convention on November 17, 2003: “Texas Tort Reform 2003”
  • Presentation to the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas’ Annual Convention on June 10, 2004: “Texas Tort Reform 2004”
  • Presentation to Texas Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Annual Seminar on February 7, 2005: “Texas Tort Reform 2005”

Community Involvement

Mr. Schumann is the father of two daughters, Evan and Chloe. He is actively involved in leadership positions in his church and is an avid runner and triathlete. He has raced in the following events:

  • Chicago Marathon, 2002
  • Paris Marathon, 2004
  • New York Marathon, 2004
  • Vancouver Marathon, 2004
  • Seattle Marathon, 2005
  • Various Austin Marathons, 2004-2006
  • Competed in 11 Triathlons throughout Texas including the Longhorn 1/2 Ironman
Mr. Schumann is always happy to talk about running and UT football with his clients.